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Said Responsible Person

Things that are missing

There are several things missing these days.  I am holding one person responsible.  There’s a little pink pig that oinks when you put him in the back of his farmer’s tractor MIA.  There is a cordless phone, one of just two phones in our house, MIA. There is a grey hooded sweatshirt, mommy’s favortie hoodie, […]

Beautiful You update

Beautiful You update

By Wednesday at 5 pm (and hopefully well before  5pm), I will have finished the final proofread of Beautiful You’s 432 pages.  I then sent it back to my editor who gets the final edits in and then the book is off to the printing press.  I wish I could see that part of the process.  I just know […]

Looking back

Looking back

I have a stack of journals that span my collegiate years that I have never opened since I wrote the last page in them and then put them away.  I was such an earnest and tender girl then and I fear that rereading my thoughts during that time might just break my heart a little […]

Want to star in a book trailer?

Want to star in a book trailer?

In a few months, Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance hits bookshelves.  And in those months, I’ll be making all sorts of plans to make sure that the book lands in the hands of women of all ages who could use a good dose of self-care.  And something I want to do is prepare a […]

Random Bits

Random Bits

I went on a little trip last week and piled the things I needed for departure day on the bed.  Then I looked at them.  Geez, do you think I am partial to colors in the teal, aqua, peacock family?    This is not a newsflash to me.  I just didn’t realize that I was making it so […]

This inspiring bag will be joining me on an upcoming trip to the theatre.  I just had to say to the theatre.  It sounded fancy.  Like my bag.  Truth is I am going to a play, y'all.  A play called Dixie Swim Club that my friend Donna Scott is in.

Show Your Stuff

I was 22 when my parents handed me the key (and car payment) to their 1992 Ford Escort.  The freshcort, who went through a series of names– Shmello (short for Marshmellow since it was white) in its younger years and Rattle and Hum in its older years, served me well until BF pried it from […]

Be a Body Warrior to Meet!

A weekly feature I used to do here on the blog was “A Body Warrior to Meet.”  And I miss it.  It featured women of all ages and backgrounds celebrating their body, beauty, and identity.  With Beautiful You soon to be published, I feel like it’s a great time to bring A Body Warrior to Meet […]

Go ahead, enjoy it!

I made a little summer resolution this week and wrote about it for last week’s Charlotte Observer Style section.  You can check it out below (do you need to make this resolution, too):  “You should get it,” my husband told me. I shook my head no. I couldn’t even fathom the idea of buying something so […]

Happy Father's Day, BF

As this post goes live, I am somewhere else for a couple days without BF or Happy.  I can do this, go somewhere else for a couple days, because of BF.  When it comes to husbands, I did pretty well.  When it comes to fathers, well, Happy won the daddy lottery, and I won the […]

Swim? Fail.

Swim? Fail.

Last week, I was talking to BF about what Happy and I were going to do the next afternoon. “It’s getting too hot to go to the park in the afternoon,” I observed.  We had done a few afternoons in the baby pool where the kid is a wild man so I was thinking about […]